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Scar Tissue After Gallbladder Removal
Hard to answer: Where is the scar tissue?All surgery causes scar. The scar may or may not cause problems. If there are no problems, usually scar slowly imporves, but can take several years. Thick scars that grow( keloids) often require pressure treatment, cortisone injection, radiation, or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
I keep getting pain in my right side (after gallbladder removal) but doctors havent picked anything up and say its nothing. What do i do?
Pain s/p gallbladder: Can be retained stone-, scarring, biliary ( bile duct )dyskinesia, or adhesions ( adhesions- sticking of surfaces after surgery is hard to detect except visually at laproscopy) , check lipase for pancreas effects and for h pylori a stomach bacteria that may be complicating the picture. MRCP can help f/u w/doc http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3473449/ ...Read more
What do they use to close up after gallbladder removal with stones liproscpoically. And is it dangerous or should it be removed need information help?
Have persistent RUQ pain 1.5 yrs after gallbladder removal, flares up when eating to debilitating levels, take 8mg Dilaudid x4/day. No results. Help?
See provider: you need more tests to look at the common bile duct and see if you have a narrowing from scar tissue or another stone also taking that much dilaudid is not good for you so you need to see provider and be scoped and ultrasound and see a provider who can help you taper off the opiiods ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get nasty keloids after surgeries. Can they show up in my abdomen years after gallbladder removal and cause vomiting and pain?
I got a stent install in biliary canal after gallbladder removal , i want to be asleep for my ERCP to remove it but it can take up 60 days..Dangerous?
Straightforward: Don't worry. While any procedure can have complications, this one is low risk (not zero...). I would be more worried about the reason the stent is there, and whether or not a stricture (narrowing from scar) will develop afterwards. You may want to ask that. I'm sure they will give you adequate sedation for the procedure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Normal short term: It is normal to have some pain around the port sites after lap chole and around the incision for an open procedure. These usually decrease by 2 weeks. If you seem to be having deeper pain, or if you experience fevers, night sweats or don't feel like you are getting better, call your surgeon for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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